A resource-based technological view in the adoption of an e-procurement system: evidence from textile sector SMEs

Naeem, Muhammad, Al Sulaimani, Ahmed Hamed Abdullah and Anwar, Sohail (2021) A resource-based technological view in the adoption of an e-procurement system: evidence from textile sector SMEs. International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR), 17 (2). pp. 40-60.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.4018/IJEBR.2021040103


The large organizations are more interested in adopting new technology because these organizations have more financial resources, human capital, technological competencies, employees, and organizational support. On the other hand, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have more challenges with respect to suppliers, organizational contextual factors, technological competencies, and financial resources which negatively influence the adoption rate of e-procurement system. The present study aims to identify these challenges with the purpose to understand the adoption capabilities that can help SMEs to adopt e-procurement systems in the perspective of a developing country. To achieve this aim, the researcher data had gathered from the internal and external stakeholders of five SMEs of textile sector. Findings highlighted that SMEs are facing many challenges such as complexity and formalization, formal and informal linking structures, financial and strategic integration, industry characteristics, and technology infrastructure. The adoption of e-procurement systems can improve the employee abilities, motivation, opportunities, interconnectedness and system openness, inventory system, purchasing process, and organizational capabilities.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR)
Publisher: IGI Global
ISSN: 1548-114X
Departments: Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership > Business
Additional Information: Ahmed Hamed Abdullah Al Sulaimani, University of Cumbria, UK. This article, originally published under IGI Global’s copyright on April 1, 2021 will proceed with publication as an Open Access article starting on March 11, 2024 in the gold Open Access journal, International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR) (converted to gold Open Access January 1, 2022) and will be distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and production in any medium, provided the author of the original work and original publication source are properly credited.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2023 19:16
Last Modified: 30 May 2024 16:15
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6884


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